Today I discovered this cool feature in K2: "Send Midi to outside world"
I mean, I knew it is there, but since it does not work when running K2
as plugin in a sequencer, I did not know how to use it.
It always teased me, that you can't use the control knobs of a scripted instrument
in Kontakt to record all the nice features which developers have created.
Today I discovered the following workflow to use K2 as a midi controller and I'd like to share that with you:
Lets say you work in Logic and use a standard midi interface like the unitor or amt8 with several midi in/out.
Open Kontakt2 in standalone mode, open the instrument you like to use,
delete all samples to save memory and save the instrument as a controller template.
Open the Audio/Midi setup and set one midi out to "on".
Open the options menu and select the options for "send midi to outside world"
in the "Audio Engine" window. (I think, by default these settings are ok.)
Select at least: "script generated CCs"
When turning a knob in the GUI, you should see the midi out indicator flashing on your midi interface.
Now, connect a midi cable from the selected midi out to any free midi in of the same interface.
In your sequencer, route this midi in to any midi instrument.
Open K2 as plugin with the same instrument as in the standalone version, (off course with samples)
Hit record, switch to the standalone version and turn any knob in the GUI.
Voila, the CC controller data should be recorded into your sequencer.
How is that?
Hm, maybe, but you just have to do this setup once and you are able to record controller data directly from the Kontakt GUI.
I think thats easier than looking in the manual for the corresponding CCs
and record controllers with an external hardware controller.
I prefer to record it on a separate track an merge it with the notes when
everything is ready, but that are details.
At least for Chris Hein - Guitars and many other complex instruments its worth to try it.